Posts by bmontgomery

Our 2018 Apex Physical Therapy Hikes!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just wanted to say Thank You! To all those that participated in the Apex Physical Therapy hikes this year. It was awesome to meet some new people and share the beauty of Central Oregon with some new friends! We successfully completed our hikes with a few challenges including some hot summer days and the mosquitoes at Green Lakes which were out en masse! Thanks to everybody for being flexible and waking in the early morning hours to get an early start to beat the heat. We were afforded fantastic views from the top of Black Butte, Green Lakes, and Broken Top Lake.  The views of the...

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Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Athletics, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes account for about 2 million injuries and around a half-million doctor visits each year. But few of these injuries, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, are as costly to a student-athlete and his or her family that a torn ACL. “An ACL tear in the knee will often lead to surgery and months of rehabilitation,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Often, I’ll see many of these student-athletes during post-surgery rehabilitation, but I’d much rather see them before that – when our...

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Muscle balance, not just strength, critical for health & athletic performance

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Balance, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Muscle balance, not just strength, critical for health & athletic performance

While working to build a solid and stable foundation is certainly a critical component to personal health and athletic performance, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger warns that focusing only on muscle strength can, over time, make a person more susceptible to injury.  “Achieving optimal muscle balance, not just strength, is critical both for improving athletic performance as well as preventing injury over the long term,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Unfortunately, we see a lot of well-intentioned people who tend to overwork and overuse certain muscle groups...

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Lower-back pain? Check the hips

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Back Pain | 0 comments

Lower-back pain? Check the hips

It’s well established that about eight in 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And while the causes of such pain often vary, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger says increasingly, in a world that accommodates a more sedentary lifestyle, the blame for low-back pain can often be traced to an area a little lower in the kinetic chain: the hips. “We tend to look at hip pain and problems and think they come from long-term wear and tear – from overuse,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “But so often these days, we find that...

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Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger. And the first step in teaching kids to be active, Monger adds, is to be a good role model. “Kids are more often than not going to imitate their parents when it comes to activity level,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “If you’re an active person who goes for walks, bike rides, spends time outdoors...

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